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Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.

REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s magnificent Red Rising series. In a rarity for a book series, it’s better than book 1, and seeing as how I gave Red Rising a...

The GdM team pick their favourite self-published fantasy books

Readers that follow our page will be aware that the Grimdark Magazine review team are big supporters of self-published fantasy works. As it’s Self-Published Fantasy Month we decided to put together a list of...

EXCERPT: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

It’s no secret that our team and followers are massive fans of Joe Abercrombie, and as you can see from our review of A Little Hatred, our anticipation for The Trouble with Peace was palpable....

REVIEW: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For years my friends have been recommending I read Red Rising by Pierce Brown. For years I looked at it, and looked at it again, and it just never caught my interest enough to...

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. THIS WRITING COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN, AND CLOSES 6:00PM 5TH SEPTEMBER AUSTRALIAN EASTER STANDARD TIME The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good...

REVIEW: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Every now and then our team gets approached separately by the same publicist, or by two seperate publishers altogether, to review a book. And when that happens we end up with something that’s rare...

REVIEW: The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

I was so excited to read The Monster Baru Cormorant after absolutely loving The Traitor Baru Cormorant, and calling Baru one of the best protagonists in fantasy. When the publisher sent me through links...

Grimdark Magazine Issue #23 is out now!

This week, the last four months, and hell, this year has just been absolutely full on, across so many parts of the SFF community. So, I’ll be honest, it feels a bit odd to...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Neon Leviathan now on Audible

T.R. Napper’s barnstorming collection Neon Leviathan–described by reviewers as “at once gritty and vertiginous and close-focus human in the way only the best SF can manage” by Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon) and “a deft...

REVIEW: Dark Imperium by Guy Haley

To me, Guy Haley’s Dark Imperium, the highly anticipated advancement of decades of Warhammer 40K storyline by the Black Library, is the story of what should have been. This should have been a book that...